Jacksonville teen Jessie Herr dies after jumping from school bus

11:18 AM, May 8, 2012   |    comments
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Scene of the Friday morning accident where 16-year-old Jessie L. Herr jumped from the rear door of a school bus.



JACKSONVILLE, Florida (AP) - Officials say a Jacksonville high school student who jumped from a moving bus last week has died.

A Shands spokesman told the Florida Times-Union that 16-year-old Jessie L. Herr was pronounced dead Monday morning.

An accident report says the bus was traveling over an Intracoastal bridge Friday morning when Herr opened the rear emergency door and jumped. He tumbled to the roadway and struck the back of his head. He was unresponsive as he was flown to the hospital.

Thirteen students were on the bus at the time on the incident.

Herr's mother says he was a 10th grade student assigned to Grand Park Center alternative school. She says she's not sure why he jumped, but she said he had been bullied on the bus in past.

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